Community observes Veterans Day



Charlotte Hickman sings “The Star Spangled Banner” at the opening of this year’s Veterans Day event at Mariposa Elementary School. Erik Skindrud / THE GAZETTEMariposa Elementary School hosted its 19th-annual Veterans Day event on Thursday, bringing together teachers, schoolchildren, veterans, law enforcement and local officials.The event is held the Thursday before each November’s school holiday to allow students to learn […]

For these warriors, friendship endures




Veterans Bud Puckett (left) and Jim Smalley both served in the Pacific during World War II. The friends meet for coffee almost every afternoon at Bootjack Market & Deli off Darrah Road.Veterans Day is Monday, Nov. 11. Today, on Thursday, Nov. 7, students at Mariposa Elementary School learned about the sacrifices America’s service members have made. For Bud Puckett and […]

Burglars strike three residences in Bear Valley



Burglars, also referred to as “scrappers” by local law enforcement, took their trick-or-treating to the extreme at three residential locations in Bear Valley late last week. On Halloween, deputies responded to a home in the 4700 block of Bear Valley Road where the homeowner reported the theft of about 100 feet of buried copper wire. They also met with a […]

Deputies intercept contraband delivery



Working on insider formation, Mariposa County deputies intercepted a contraband delivery to the California Department of Correction (CDC) facility at Mount Bullion last Saturday night. After deputies were made aware of the make, type, and license plate of a suspected delivery vehicle, they were able to interrupt Monique Anntonette Arce of Los Angeles and Janet Rodrigues of Montobello when they […]

Gomes vows run for District 3





BRYANT GOMESBryant Gomes is declaring his run for the Mariposa County District 3 Board of Supervisors seat. This is a seat Janet Bibby has held for many years. “She is not seeking re-election, and it will be an honor to follow her.” Mr. Gomes came to Mariposa County in the year 2000, as a counselor where he and his family […]

Park honors veterans



Yosemite National Park is offering free admission to the public this Saturday, Nov. 9 through Monday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day. The fee-free extended weekend is offered to all visitors in honor of current members, retired members, and reserve members of the United States Armed Forces and their families. The free offering has been observed since 2006. Waiving […]

Benefit will help ranchers rocked by fire



The aftermath of the Rim Fire is thousands of acres of land scorched bare. Hundreds of cattle, which were grazing on land devastated by the fire, perished in the blaze.For decades, the natural water sources and abundant vegetation of Stanislaus National Forest have served as ideal grazing land for grassfed cattle in the summer months. About 4,000 cows were ranging […]

Sheriff’s Daily Dispatch Log



Oct. 28: • A call reporting a sparking transformer was received from Fournier Road. • A female subject was screaming on Circle Drive. • A call reporting a downed cow was received from Bear Valley Road. • Raccoon issues were reported on Mariposa Street. • Trespassing was reported on Stone Crest Drive. Oct. 29: • An injured skunk was on […]

County Fire Response Report



Oct. 28 through Nov. 3, 2013 EMS – 7Fire – 2Public Assist – 2Auto Collision – 1 With the onset of colder weather, we are again confronted with the problem of improper ash disposal. Many people do not realize the length of time required for ashes to cool enough for disposal. Even after several days, a pile of ashes can […]

MES parade characters



These two youngsters portrayed Harry Potter (left) and Hagrid for Mariposa Elementary School’s annual Halloween parade last Thursday. Jones Street in Mariposa was flooded with hundreds of costumed students participating in the annual event as parents, relatives, and residents lined the street…. An online subscription is required to view news content on this website. To continue reading please enter your […]